Essay:Greatest Mysteries of World History

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Here are some mysteries or unresolved issues about World History:

  1. Did (pre-Abraham) Hebrews in Egypt participate in building the pyramids?
  2. Did genuine humor exist prior to Christianity?
  3. Did the pre-Christian Romans recognize or understand the concept of an absolute "truth"?[1]
  4. Why did Islam grow so rapidly?
  5. What was the Tunguska Explosion?
  6. What is the purpose of the Great Sphinx?
  7. What happened to the True Cross?
  8. Who was the first ruler of China?
  9. Mystery:Why_Do_Non-Conservatives_Exist?
  10. Who was Jack the Ripper?
  11. Where did Cain get his wife, if Adam and Eve were the first Man and Woman?
  12. Would there be sin if God had never made Woman?
  13. In what language did Adam speak with God, and Eve?
  14. What is the history of marriage?
  15. How did the Egyptians build the pyramids?
  16. How did people construct the ziggurats?
  17. How did the level of literacy in Ancient Greece compare with the United States now?[2][3][4][5]
  18. What is the origin of the name "Jesus"?[6]
  19. In which language did Jesus preach?
  20. Why did Islam fail to conquer the West?
  21. Who was right, the Catholics or the Protestants?
  22. Is modern Israel a fulfillment of biblical prophecy?
  23. Is democracy compatible with Islam?
  24. Did people have a higher intelligence (IQ) in ancient times than today?
  25. Why was there the fall and decline of the Roman Empire?
  26. What was the purpose of the Nazca Lines?
  27. Is there a factual basis to the stories of King Arthur?
  28. Did Joan of Arc really hear voices?
  29. Did Guy Fawkes really create the "Gunpowder Plot"?
  30. When did "regret" shift in meaning to become so self-centered?[7]
  31. Were the British claims about intercepting and decoding the Zimmermann Telegram authentic?
  32. Did Hitler attempt to make a pact with the devil?
  33. Was Shakespeare Catholic, and was he nobility or a commoner?


  1. The Latin word "veritas" is translated as an individual "honesty" or "truth".[1]
  7. The concept of "regret" traditionally meant "sorrow aroused by circumstances beyond one's control or power to repair," without any reference to one's personal past (Merriam-Webster). That meaning has changed in common usage, but when?

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